Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn up to 500 calories with each go-round.
Love 2 Be Fit Studio wants to turn routine workouts into parties. At this Zumba-focused fitness center, enthusiastic, Zumba-licensed instructors teach the easy-to-learn routines, a fusion of cardio and dance moves performed to pounding rhythmic beats. Meanwhile, down the hall from the wood-floored, mirror-lined studio, there's a staffed and babysitting room where moms can send kids to play. And, as if Love 2 Be Fit Studio wasn't already a fun place to work up a sweat, the studio also hosts event nights and special party classes to help guests get even more pumped about exercise.
At MMAXOUT Fitness, certified trainers fuse high-impact circuit workouts with the punishing training techniques of MMA fighters. A sample class might find students transitioning from slicing upper cuts through the air to dropping down and pounding out mountain climbers and muay thai elbow strikes against a pad on the ground. Each week focuses on a different muscle group, helping participants build a balanced, toned body. Instructors challenge their students to dig deep, leading the charge through vocal shouts of encouragement and silent yet stirring kabuki movement pieces.
Like a unicycle with training wheels, Bikram yoga is designed specifically for beginners. For 90 minutes, students control their breathing as they transition through 26 asanas, or poses, designed to deliver oxygen to muscle tissue and burn a surprising number of calories. The whole exercise takes place in a steamy, heated studio that renders joints and ligaments particularly limber. To maintain a welcoming and calm environment, Bikram Yoga Chadds Ford keeps a homey interior graced with botanical ornaments.
The trainers at Body Blast Boot Camp take the guesswork out of working out with a simple solution: they eliminate the unpredictability of nature. In a 10,000-square-foot indoor space, they design workouts that help clients achieve immediate results with exciting exercises. Adjacent to the gym, an expansive field hosts outdoor boot camps when the weather permits.